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Miller Samuel provides quality legal advice throughout the UK and beyond. Our specialist teams work closely together, providing tailored and innovative solutions for our clients.

Miller Samuel Hill Brown provides quality legal advice throughout the UK and beyond. Our specialist teams work closely together, providing tailored and innovative solutions for our clients.

Personal Injury Trusts

Following an accident, a person may receive substantial sums of money from a personal injury claim, personal accident insurance, charitable gifts, or other sources. The money may be awarded for specific purposes, such as to compensate for lost future income and to cover the costs of rehabilitation and home adaptations. It isn't necessarily intended to be spent as the person wishes.

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The New Private Residential Tenancies in Scotland - All Change for Landlords and Tenants

Major changes are shortly due to impact the tenancy laws of Scotland. At present, most private tenancies in Scotland are let under the assured tenancy regime. The majority of these lets are short assured tenancies and are governed by the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988. However, the Private Housing (Tenancies) Scotland Act 2016, due to come into force in December 2017,will do away with the current private tenancy regime and replace it with a new Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) for future lets in the private sector.

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Shedding Light on Solar Panels and House Purchases

It is becoming a fairly common sight in Scotland (and indeed the UK as a whole) to see solar panels on private houses — most commonly attached to the roof. These panels will usually have been installed at a relatively low cost under one of a variety of Government-backed schemes. One such scheme is the "Feed-in Tarriff" scheme ("FiT")

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High Hedges Legislation Not Being Used Effectively

Legislation designed to resolve disputes between neighbours over high hedges is not being used effectively, according to the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee. 

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EU Action to Tackle Work-Related Cancer

The European Parliament’s Employment Committee has voted in new EU rules to protect workers from carcinogens and mutagens in the workplace.
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